Michael Tippett

(Michael Kemp Tippett)

Michael Tippett
Michael Tippett
  • Born: January 2, 1905
  • Died: January 8, 1998
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Composer









Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Among his best-known works are the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.

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Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life disappeared until he was locked inside. That is a figure quite extreme. Life
Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater.
Conductors don't suffer, they are part of the performance.
I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being. Truth ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I remain a humanist. We are a very curious race.
I think we're all pretty odd.
I'm outside the music I've made. I have no interest in it. Music, Chants & Rapps
I've seldom become nostalgic or settled.
Music is a performance and needs the audience. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music is a performing art, as any Native American will tell you. It isn't there in the score. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Music remains the most strange of the materials because we don't understand what happens when music moves you. Music, Chants & Rapps
My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical. Society
Nature has different times. Nature
Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry. Literature, Writers & Writing
Public notice does not necessarily accord with internal fulfilment.
Shakespeare fascinated me. He hardly ever left the country. His imagination was worldwide though reading.
Shiva danced the world into existence... that's a very nice thought.
The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us.
The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare.
This is something special. You can attempt to have a kind of non-living music. Music, Chants & Rapps
When we use terms we get confused, yet we have no other way.